Fasting / Portion Control / Diabetes Control

9/15…..Two Meals a Day is Ideal, But Which Two?

—-Consider eating two meals a day spaced 6-8 hours apart and not eating anything within 3 hours of going to bed. You talk about a Paleo diet, humans spent tens of thousands of years never eating 3 meals a day or having the option for continuous 24 hour grazing. Overeating has astoundingly horrible affects on your body and creates a surge of free radicals (trust me, you don’t want those).  A number of health benefits occur when your body goes through intermittent periods of fasting which include optimizing your lifespan by avoiding degenerative diseases and the likes of diabetes and creating stable blood sugar and insulin levels.  It also results in ideal weight control and less of a grocery bill.  If you are insulin resistant then skipping dinner is an absolute must for you to adequately control your diabetes.

5/14…..Two Meals A Day Helps Type 2 Diabetes

—-Eating only breakfast and lunch (fewer, yet larger meals) manages type 2 diabetes and decreases blood sugar and leads to weight loss.

3/14…..The Benefits of Intermittent Fasting

—-Benefits seem to include lowered blood pressure, better use of insulin, lowered risk for heart attack, stroke, and diabetes, and of course weight loss.  In animals, the benefits included better motor coordination and cognitive skills and growth of new brain cells and a decrease in the possibility of dementia.  There’s the alternate-day modified fast where every other day you eat only one meal with maybe 30 percent of your normal daily calorie intake and there’s the 5:2 diet, in which you eat a normal diet five days of the week, and only 30 percent of what you would normally eat on the other two days.